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Has “drain the swamp” been a success?

By Vaibhav Kumar  During the elongated campaign season, Donald Trump promised a variety of unique proposals along with a different pattern of governing. His most salient campaign issue was to “make our government honest again”.  He would accomplish this by trying to “drain the swamp,”a phrase that originated when President Reagan used it in 1983 to…

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Voter Fraud: Big Claims and Small Facts

By Torus Lu President Donald Trump tweeted a shout-out to Gregg Phillips, an activist who claims to have documented evidence of over three million fraudulent votes from the election this past fall. This followed a push by the administration to crackdown on voter fraud.  On January 23, President Trump told Republican and Democratic lawmakers that…

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Oscar Review: Hacksaw Ridge

By Sandy Davis Harkening back to the film days of “Saving Private Ryan” and “We Were Soldiers,” Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” is an attempt to fuse the violence of the blood-soaked Second World War with the home-grown convictions of faith and peace. “Hacksaw Ridge” follows the true story of World War II hero, Desmond Doss…

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2017 Proves Positive 

By Bennett Souter In the midst of a new, confusing political regime, 2017 has actually served as an uplifting reminder of how far our state has come since the Civil Rights era of the 1960s. With Black History Month just now commencing, we are called to look back at a time when equality was not guaranteed…

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La La Land’s Rollercoaster Ride

By Kalvis Golde Sometimes a movie’s reception tells as good a tale as the film itself. That certainly seems to be the case with “La La Land,” Damien Chazelle’s charming movie-musical about two Los Angeles romantics who fall in love as they chase their dreams down the city’s sprawling freeways. From its inception as a…

Source: New York Times
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OPINION: Milo Yiannopoulos Wants to Speak: Will You Listen?

By Ariel Pinsky Milo Yiannopoulos, right-wing writer and editor for Breitbart News, was set to give a speech at the University of California, Berkeley, on the night of February 1st. However, his speech was cancelled amid campus protests that took a violent turn when demonstrators began smashing windows, destroying property, and setting fires using commercial-grade…

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The Innocence of the Saudis

By Alex Boylston Within a week of taking office, President Donald Trump had, according to some, followed through on a promise he first made in December 2015 to “shut down” Muslim immigration by signing an executive order barring entry to passport holders from seven Muslim-majority countries. The countries on the list, which include Iran, Yemen, Somalia,…

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Opinion: Why Britain won’t get what it wants

By Gabrielle Lohner Last month, British Prime Minister Theresa May delivered a firm laying out Britain’s plan to the widely-speculated Brexit. She explained her twelve-point plan to exit the European Union while also creating a stronger, “truly global Britain.” The speech was consistent with the idea of a “hard” Brexit, emphasizing the differences between the European…

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Uber Gets Lyfted: What Really Happened at JFK Airport

By Loran Posey, Jr. On Feb. 2, the CEO of Uber—Travis Kalanick—removed himself from President Donald Trump’s economic advisory council. Kalanick’s decision to quit the council came several days after Uber came under fire for its actions at a New York City (NYC) airport in the aftermath of Trump’s immigration executive order. Trump’s executive order,…

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